Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The delightful cottage, Montsegur, is in a truly countryside setting, and yet local restaurants and shops can be found only 5 mins drive away in the historic villages of Fanjeaux and Montreal. Two World Heritage sites, the medieval cité of Carcassonne, and the Canal du Midi, are within half an hour. There are several interesting towns with weekly markets, cafés and restaurants within 20 mins drive.
The well-equipped cottage has 3 bedrooms, comfortably sleeping 6 people. Its French windows open onto a personal terrace area with garden furniture for outdoor eating, which overlooks the inviting garden and the magnificent view. Borrow our bikes to explore the countryside, or try some of the local walks.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Carcassonne 20 km, Nearest railway: Carcassonne 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
French windows open directly from the terrace into Montsegur's cheerful living room. A second set of French windows open into the kitchen dining area. An archway connects the two rooms.
An open staircase leads to the 3 well equipped bedrooms on the first floor. Each bedroom has panoramic views over open countryside.
The lounge area has a wood burning stove and there are wall-mounted electric radiators in the bedrooms for winter use.
|Further details outdoors|
Montsegur is one of three cottages which share a 3 acre garden with the resident owners who are here to help you make the most of your holiday.
You will find there is a good choice of spots to sit in (shady or sunny!) while you read or enjoy the view. There is also plenty of space for children to play without disturbing quieter activities.
There is plenty of parking space.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
This is a region of variety and contrasts .
Within reach are mountains and beautiful countryside including farmland, vineyards, and wild 'garrigue'.
There is a choice of historic market towns and villages to discover.
Cathar history is interesting to discover, and you can visit their spectacular ruined castles which are set on the top of hills and mountains.
The famous world heritage site, the Canal du Midi passes nearby.
You can be on a Mediterranean beach at Narbonne Plage in an hour.
The Pyrennean mountains have beautiful scenery and gorges to discover.
Languedoc Roussillon is the largest wine producing area of France and there are some delicious wines to savour!
The beautiful city of Toulouse, a major commercial and shopping centre, is 1 hour to the Northwest. In contrast, Narbonne, 1 hour to the East, is a smaller Mediterannean city with a fascinating Roman history.
Family days out can be enjoyed at places such as the dinosaur museum at Esperaza, the African Safari Park at Sigean, the historic cave painting museum near Foix or relaxing and swimming in one of the local lakes.
It’s a lovely area with so much to discover.
The medieval town of Carcassonne, a world heritage site only 25 minutes drive away, is an interesting, bustling place to visit, with many shops, bars and restaurants.
The local towns all have their festivals providing music and colour.
To give an idea.....each weekend between January and March, Limoux holds its 'Carnaval'....in May Montréal hosts a 'Festival de Bandas'....in August Castelnaudary has its 'Festival de Cassoulet'..... Mirepoix hosts an international puppet Festival in August, and an apple Festival in October......... Carcassonne has a month long Festival in July, and there is so much more.....
Medieval circular villages, built for defence, are a feature of the area.We are 5 minutes walk away from the "circulade" of La Force, with its population of less than 200.
You can take a boat trip on the canal du midi, or even hire a small launch for yourselves.
Some vineyards offer explanatory visits, and all offer wine-tasting - a stimulation for the taste buds!